Pam Pierce: The Year of the House! A Time to Worship Outside!

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1 Can't read this ? View it on the web at: Pam Pierce: The Year of the House! A Time to Worship Outside! Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Dear Friends: I asked Pam to write her view of The Year of the House. The article below will bless you! This past weekend was interesting, since instead of gathering in the Tabernacle, we worshipped and fellowshipped outside in the Garden! At this same time, Anne Tate, Chad Foxworth and I were on a mission trip to Trinidad and Tobago for their Jubilee Service where 50,000 strong believers gathered and worshipped outside in a stadium. This was a first for that nation, which has the largest Carnival in the world (even larger than Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Carnival in Rio de Janeiro). See pictures below of the worshippers that assembled, the sounding of the shofars, Paul Wilbur and me leading, and a new mantle being released.

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3 Those here at Global Spheres Center were in the Garden fellowshipping. Pam s blog recapping Sunday morning is worth reading and viewing to see the joy and fellowship of outside worship. Click HERE to see her latest Beulah Acres Blog. Also, don t miss her article below. Blessings, Chuck D. Pierce From Pam Pierce: The Year of the House! Our house in north Denton was built in the same year that Chuck and I were married: A house, like a person, normally looks pretty good when it s brand new. As the years tick away, however, we begin to see signs of wear and tear. Sometimes a coat of paint, new shutters, and fresh landscaping are all it takes to spruce up the place so the occupants can continue enjoying living in their aging home. But as the years turn into decades, we have to pay closer attention to the big issues. When doors stick, cracks appear in the walls, and pencils roll south when dropped on the floor, we know something is not right. Here in North Texas, we have troublesome clay soil that expands and contracts as we experience periods of drought, rain, heat and cold. This continual movement eventually results in foundation problems. Several years ago, we were forced to confront the problem of a shifting

4 foundation. Even though I would have preferred to install a new shower or replace the aging sidewalk in the front yard, we had no choice. And so, we took a deep breath and embarked on the expensive and unpleasant task of hiring a foundation repair company to rescue the south end of our house from certain doom! The Old Boeing House is the New Global Spheres Center! In this, the year of the house, God has commissioned us to restore an old house in Corinth, Texas. Granted, this house used to be home to Boeing and is a whole lot bigger than our home in north Denton. Nevertheless, we have all taken a deep breath and embarked on the journey to restore an old manufacturing facility for a whole new purpose. God has given us the task of repurposing this outdated, abandoned structure into a center for worship, training, and restoration of every kind. Why God chose this particular place at this particular time, I have no idea. I don t ask the why question too often; I just trust and obey His direction with the best I have to offer. Many of the changes we have already made to the Global Spheres Center are obvious to anyone with eyes to see. Just like an old house, the GSC responded well to sprucing up in the form of new walls, paint, and landscaping. But like a foundation repair job, other changes are expensive and unobvious. When we were required by the new environmental codes to spray insulation onto the west wing ceiling, the costs were considerable and had no cosmetic impact. Even so, those of us who are here, onsite, noticed the difference in the acoustics of the prayer tower and the interior environment. This week, we are completing the same thing in the Tabernacle and Arbor. The spray insulation is a costly environmental requirement that won t alter the appearance of the space, but it will improve the sound and the interior environment of the area. Go Beyond Your Simple Restoration and Move Toward Fullness! As we continue to go beyond simple restoration to renewing and repurposing, there will be many changes that are expensive, albeit hidden. These changes are, however, essential to the integrity of the house. Certainly, external, artistic changes are more exciting, but taking the financial plunge necessary to add environmental comforts like heating and air conditioning will bring this place into a new level of efficiency and service. Yes, we would rather press forward on other, more visible projects, but we have to focus first on the integrity of the house. As we address the hidden issues, the rest will line up according to God s plans and purposes. And that requires patience on our part! All of us understand the importance of addressing the hidden, inner issues of the heart before looking to the outer man. And so, in the year of the house, we would all be wise to stop and examine our own foundations and insulation for cracks or gaps! Believe me, Jesus is the best foundation expert I know, and you can call Him for a free estimate any time of the day or night. Every time we pray and give to the work and mission here, I believe the same process of restoration that is occurring here in the outward and inner places, manifests in our lives spiritually. May your house be fully restored this season.

5 If you would like to give towards the ongoing work of this ministry, you can donate online (click HERE), by calling 1 (888) or 1 (940) , or sending a gift to PO Box 1601, Denton TX Enjoy the pictures below from our fellowship in the Gardens on Sunday morning!

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